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  • Pinball News - First and Free
    Shot Pinball s Fire and Ice machine Continuing around the room the next stand only had one product the plastic mountain tunnel for High Speed 2 The Getaway we saw earlier The Pinball Toys product was available in two colours brown with white snow and a more muted rock coloured version Getaway mountains We tested one of the two demonstration machines to make sure the mod didn t impede visibility and make the upper flipper shot more difficult Happily it didn t No problem making the upper loop shot Next to Pinball Toys was a stand belonging to Twisted Pins who were selling leg protectors pinball stencils and a couple of playfields The Twisted Pins stand Then came Marco Specialties who we looked at earlier and the tournaments area At the far end of the hall was Gene Cunningham s Illinois Pinball which his usual wide selection of unique pinball parts Illinois Pinball Flipping over to the other side of the hall near the entrance was the stand selling raffle tickets for the many prizes available to win over the show s three days The raffle desk Then came the Seattle Pinball Museum s stand where a number of games were set up for free and tournament play Some of the Seattle Pinball Museum s games Next we come to the VGS stand Video Game Scoreboard who were recording high scores on selected games in the hall The VGS stand A little further into the hall and we come to Jeff Stern s Stern Amusements pinball parts stand The Stern Amusements stand As we move towards the back of the hall Classic Playfield Reproductions are the next vendor selling playfields backglasses and assorted plastic parts The Classic Playfield Reproductions stand The final two vendors were exclusively video related Gaming Expo were selling classic video console and home computing games while This Old Game sold control panel overlays marquee artwork and gaming T shirts Gaming Expo s stand This Old Game s stand There were four seminars held on Friday starting with the owner of Masterman Games Bill Masterman talking about operating games on location Later on Python Anghelo made the first of his two appearances in the seminar room Python Anghelo Saturday s seminars began with Gerry Stellenberg from Multimorphic telling the audience about developments with the company s P 3 pinball platform as well as development to their range of controller boards Gerry Stellenberg After Gerry it was Python s second seminar of the weekend This one was entitled The Future of Pinball and Python revealed his plans to build a number of pinball machines starting with Pinball Circus Python Anghelo Following Python Kevin O Connor spoke about his career as a graphic artist and how he first came to work for Bally in Chicago He then showed a number of original artwork pieces Kevin O Connor The next seminar featured Jersey Jack Pinball s Butch Peel taking about the development of the company s The Wizard of Oz

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    Holm 122 pts 3 Franck Bona 118 pts 4 Taco Wouters 118 pts 5 Roy Wils 116 pts 6 Nico Wicke 114 pts 7 Krisztián Szalai 112 pts 8 Zach Sharpe 110 pts 9 Jorian Engelbrektsson 110 pts 10 Paul Jongma 108 pts 11 Erwin Deutschländer 108 pts 12 Jérémy Reynaud 108 pts 13 Daniele Celestino Acciari 108 pts 14 Olli Mikko Ojamies 106 pts 15 Tim Hulin Bouard 106 pts 16 Albert Nomden 104 pts 17 David Grémillet 104 pts 18 Ernö Rotter 102 pts 19 Markus Stix 102 pts 20 Daniel Nowak 102 pts 21 Martin Hotze 102 pts 22 Andreas Harre 100 pts 23 Adam Becker 100 pts 24 Michael Trepp 100 pts 25 Janne Toukkari 100 pts 26 Patrik Bodin 100 pts 27 Jochen Ludwig 100 pts 28 Lieven Engelbeen 98 pts 29 Steve Edwards 98 pts 30 Mikkel Sjølin 98 pts 31 Levente Tregova 96 pts 32 Julio Vicario Soriano 96 pts The top 8 players get two byes through the following rounds the next 8 get one bye The remaining 16 started their head to head best of six matches immediately Each player could choose one machine from the three categories of old middle and new and the first to record four wins continued to the next round In the case of a tie three more machines were chosen to decide the winner Cayle and Craig check on the progression ladder Albert plays in one of the second round matches Another second round match Those who didn t qualify ended up in the following positions 33 Trent Augenstein 96 pts 33 Craig Pullen 96 pts 33 Robert Sutter 96 pts 36 Mats Runsten 94 pts 36 Marcus Hugosson 94 pts 36 Kyoichi Miyaura 94 pts 39 Albert Medaillon 92 pts 39 Mads Kristensen 92 pts 39 Greg Mott 92 pts 39 Josh Sharpe 92 pts 39 Joey Springer 92 pts 39 Glenn Pellis 92 pts 39 Martin Ayub 92 pts 46 Andrei Massenkoff 90 pts 46 Fredrik Malmqvist 90 pts 46 Eric Fisher 90 pts 49 Dirk Meckes 88 pts 49 Juan Escuder Miquel 88 pts 49 Alain Boulieu 88 pts 49 Laszlo Horn 88 pts 53 Mario Anzini 84 pts 53 Beat Kuhn 84 pts 55 Takashi Ito 82 pts 56 Stefan Karlhuber 80 pts 56 Jason Werdrick 80 pts 58 Johan Genberg 78 pts 58 Steve Zahler 78 pts 60 David Peck 76 pts 60 Martin Janczyk 76 pts 62 Andreas Gräber 74 pts 63 Daniel Robar 70 pts 64 BJ Wilson 54 pts Here s a look around Freddy s Pinball Paradise during those second round matches with our exclusive Four Minute Tour The third round of matches introduced the eight top qualifiers to give the final sixteen players These matches continued the head to head best of six format with each player choosing three machines By the end of the third round at approximately 9pm the following eight players remained Julio Vicario Soriano Spain Jörgen Holm Sweden Tim Hulin Bouard

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    Gulfstream Williams 1973 Pro Football Gottlieb 1973 Capt Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy Bally 1975 and Surf Champ Gottlieb 1976 The latter machine is in the form of the Visible Pinball Machine a transparent game with the cabinet backbox and playfield made out of Perspex to show the inner workings The Visible Pinball Machine In addition to mark the opening of the exhibit the Museum s Lil Ju Ju

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    building expansion A large glowing neon sign on display Seventeen pinball machines are available to play right now with many more coming soon The pinball titles pretty much consist of half recent Stern pins and half 90s Bally and Williams pins The new Metallica pinball machine from Stern Two Bally 90s favorites There is no cover charge to enter Headquarters and all the games are on free play Lots of people playing the pin classics The pinball room is very spacious and features three bars which exclusively serve micro brew drinks One of the three bars in the new pinball building Plenty of drink selections at HQ The new pinball room connects to the existing video game bar so you can play all their video games too The interior decor of the building is both unique and interesting Lots of artsy decor throughout the location I played about 12 of the 17 pins there and they all looked good and played well while the extensive staff was extremely friendly The location was pretty crowded when I went on the Saturday night of the pinball building s opening weekend The patrons there were mostly in their early to mid 20s which is partly due to De Paul University being close by A row of pins getting plenty of interest from the patrons One tip I would like to pass along parking near Headquarters is horrible Parking downtown and taking the Brown Line CTA elevated train to Headquarters might be a better plan than driving around Headquarters looking for a parking space The Brown Line stops at the Diversey station which is only a block away from Headquarters More pins getting played at HQ Here s a full list of the games so far Metallica Stern Avatar Stern Corvette Bally Guns N

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    Extender provides additional support to ensure the connectors aren t stressed by vibrations once installed inside a pinball machine The support post Plugging in the cables completes the assembly stage All the parts plugged together Now it s time to install it in a real machine and for this review we eschewed our usual High Speed 2 test model and instead opted for our Scared Stiff on the basis it had more challenging dot matrix effects The host machine for our tests The recommended location for the DMD Extender is on the inner right side of the backbox so we went with that suggestion The DMD Extender board comes with four self adhesive feet The feet with self adhesive pads These appear to be enough to hold the two boards in place and make the system easily removable without causing any marks or mounting holes We put the boards so that the SD card can be easily removed while ensuring they didn t interfere with the speaker panel or backbox lamp board The unused end of the new DMD cable was plugged into the display while the old cable end plugged into the DMD Extender s DMD In socket The mounting position for the boards Power for this WPC 95 game came from connector J138 on the power driver board This isn t used for Scared Stiff so it was simply a matter of plugging in The power connector plugged to J138 on the power driver board After a little cable tidying everything was in place Inside the backbox Well almost everything because there was still the matter of attaching a monitor using the HDMI connector on the Raspberry Pi Naturally the connector was in the most awkward place possible and totally hidden from view so if you re installing a DMD Extender remember to plug in the HDMI cable before mounting the boards Anyway we managed to plug in a cable without too much difficulty and then thought about how we were going to run it out of the backbox Yeah not a lot of planning went into this Despite that it proved easy to unscrew the metal mesh covering the ventilation holes and run the cable through one of these The HDMI cable exits the backbox The speaker panel was replaced carefully to make sure it didn t snag the new boards The DMD Extender and Raspberry Pi behind the speaker panel After replacing the translite it was time to test the new addition A 22 inch widescreen TV with an HDMI input was used Although there are several configurable settings available it was first tested with its default setup The first output from the DMD Extender using default settings The monitor was giving a pretty good representation of the colours of the DMD but the image wasn t filling the screen width and it should be possible to make it more interesting so it was time to explore the configuration settings There are two methods for making

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    only was the first tournament held on the Polish Baltic Sea but it was also the first to be held north of the Polish capital of Warsaw which is approximately in middle of our country The second benefit is a double bonus good quality machines plus all the necessary organisational staff and regular players combined with many people who were playing for the first time Even in private collections it is really hard to find in one place machines such as Attack from Mars and Scared Stiff let alone a Tales from the Arabian Nights in very good condition or a Monster Bash which is like new Marcin has all of these The total number of machines was 16 11 of which were for the tournament with the rest on free play Marcin brought them all just for this event Marcin and I were a little bit nervous about the attendance but it proved to be unnecessary Firstly it was held on a good date 28th August the end of the summer holiday period which is perfect for visiting the coast to catch some muted sunshine and enjoy the salt water The weather was perfect and not too hot to play pinball even during the day Even better we played both indoors and outdoors How it that possible Well one room was under a roof but half open So the conditions were perfect In the end we had 37 contestants not too bad for the first time especially when for some people it was long trip 12 hours for me There is no doubt that for many of those pinball fans who had travelled long distances the presence of the machines was the main draw Anyway the majority of the contestants weren t from the seaside the majority came from the Warsaw area with a smaller number from southern parts of Poland and all of them came either exclusively or mainly to play Plaza Park is abbreviated to PP so I proposed adding two more P words to the name of the tournament resulting in it being called the Plaza Park Pinball Party Marcin asked his friend Andrzej Stasiukiewicz to prepare a poster and shoot some photographs all of which turned out great especially the poster which was one of the best pinball posters I ve ever seen Plaza Park Pinball Party poster The last things to arrange were the unique trophies Each one was a pecten shell just like the one in the Shell oil company logo with a real pinball ball attached inside based on the design of a pearl shell The combination was then mounted on a board bearing the name of tournament where and when it was organized the player s position 1st to 3rd and the PSF s logo It looked attractive and so different from the usual pinball trophies Without wishing to appear boastful it was my idea to making something like this Trophies The start of the tournament During the tournament The format of the tournament was fairly standard All the contestants played on the same twelve machines The sixteen players with the best scores qualified for the next round That next stage was played in four player groups with the top two going through and the others ending their run in the tournament Just before 1am the winner was declared Marcin Second was Janek Nietrzebka from the Warsaw area third was Daniel Nowak from Belchatow and in fourth place was Janek s father Jarek Commemorative photo from the tournament in D wirzyno first from the left in black is the host Marcin You can see more photos from Plaza Park Pinball Party on our web site Some regional media published announcements of the tournament while local TV made a video report After the tournament I wrote a large report for the local Ko obrzeg s internet service e kg pl where Marcin Kisiel shared his pinball memories plans and dreams with the readers He vowed to organize a second tournament this year and maybe even more than just one with a greater number of games Presently he owns sixty pinballs giving him almost certainly the largest collection in Poland so he has the resources to organize a much bigger tournament Marcin we count on you and hope that some foreign players will come to the next tournament A smaller more informal tournament was organised on the second day to celebrate the birthday of Mariusz Tkacz one of the best pinball players and key member of the PSF who organises tournaments And for the second time Marcin proved his skills to win Second was Daniel third Mariusz The main partner and sponsor of the PSF is the digital print house Printimus who made various paper materials for this tournament such as certificates and posters along with postcards and bookmarks Mariusz s wife Marta and her companies Kosz Koszulek and MT Graw were sponsors printing mugs and T shirts for best players I prepared a special prize which was a bagatelle game with a sea theme and a commemorative plate with a special dedication on the back I gave it to 9 year old Mateusz Gwizdala who is the son of Sebastian Gwizda a An old game with young player bagatelle and Mateusz on the organisers desk at the 11th Polish Pinball Championships Gwizda la senior played in the tournament and although his son didn t take part he had his competitive debut in the 11th Polish Championships and in a special side tournament held during this event Seba a shorter form of Sebastian was one of the main organizers of this tournament the first of its kind in Poland The location has been the same ever since the very beginning of the Polish Pinball Championships the official name for which is the Printimus 2012 XI Qulturalne Mistrzostwa Polski w Grze na Flipperach which means Printimus 2012 Qultural 11th Polish Pinball Championships That location is the famous underground Warsaw club Spó dzielnia CDQ The poster for the tournament The location might be the same as before but the selection of machines players contests and prizes was mostly or totally different this time We prepared the largest number of machines in the history of these championships for this edition twenty five which belonged to six different people There was also one video arcade game more about that later The format was the same as last year The elimination round was played in two big groups on 14 machines 7 for each group just like the previous year Each competitor was allocated to one of the two group and played their 7 games This first phase took a long time because 87 people competed which was a spectacular Polish record An additional complication was the number of side tournaments For the very first time we decided to organize these but not just one three And all were held on the same day In a previous edition we had run the Steve Kordek s 100 side tournament but that was organised on the second day alongside the final of the main championships The side tournaments this time were CDP Junior Flipper CUP for kids and teenagers up to seventeen years old the split flipper Czar Par which means charm of couples and a classic competition which was named CKM Klasyk This last one was played on a electro mechanical Monte Carlo making it the very first E M used in any tournament in Poland It was loaned by Mirek Adamczewski who is a professional restorer of the visible parts of the game the playfield the cabinet etc specialising in E M games You can find many of his photos on the Internet Pinball Database some pictures of Monte Carlo on the site were taken by him for instance Mirek Adamczewski A close up view of his Monte Carlo Let s start with the first listed side tournament CDP pl is a leading of distributor of computer games in Poland The company also makes these games with their biggest hit based on the famous Andrzej Sapkowski saga Wied min The Witcher in English although a strict translation would be he witch which has been turned in two games Preparation of a third part was also announced which will be the last one in the trilogy Incidentally this would make a great theme for a pinball the first Polish pinball if not a real one then maybe a video pinball CDP pl also distributes movies on DVD and Blu Ray Micha Mizior who is a marketing manager at the company prepared assorted prizes games and films for the winners of the four tournaments with the new Polish pinball champion taking home the second part of The Witcher as did the top three in the Junior side tournament Poster for the CDP Junior Flipper CUP All eight participants in the CDP Junior Flipper CUP got standing tickets to Warsaw s largest entertainment centre called Hulakula which features bowling and pool The winner and the two runners up would receive special trophies supplied by Sebastian Trophies for the Junior tournament There were other awards too including a number of books about video games Amongst them were two authored by Bart omiej Kluska who wrote one about the history of video games and a second about Polish video games I interviewed him for our internet portal Why is this important Because in this edition of the Championships we wanted to start opening our relatively small pinball world to include the much bigger sister world of video games A good pretext was that we had a huge extra prize the video arcade game Mortal Kombat 4 which was sponsored by the men s portal CKM who also provided some other smaller company awards and by Daniel Kaczmarek personally Well I don t think this is a proper game for such young player Never too early for start The winner of the main championships had a choice of prizes the Mortal Kombat 4 game or a Rollergames pinball I m going to take a small break here to present two audio files which record my two visits to radio stations The first was to Tok FM which a speech based news and information station and the second where I was joined by Aleksander urkowski at Radio Eska We talked about pinball and the championships at both stations of course and it was funny how we were discussing pinball on Tok FM when it was program about sport The visit to Radio Eska with Aleksander talking Click here to play the first MP3 clip from Tok FM or use the player below Get the Flash Player to hear this audio clip Click here to play the second MP3 clip from Radio Eska or use the player Get the Flash Player to hear this audio clip It took over a year but I got finally Aleksander s and my radio conversation for Radio Plus from 2011 Click here to play the second MP3 clip from Radio Plus or use the player Get the Flash Player to hear this audio clip OK then back to the Warsaw event Among the players for the Junior side tournament were Marcin s sister Ania Mateusz and Mariusz s ten year old son Kuba He was the indisputable favourite so it was no surprise that he won During the CDP Junior Flipper CUP Kuba Tkacz winner of CDP Junior Flipper CUP A much more unexpected win came from fourteen year old Benek Borku ak in the classic side tournament This was his first pinball tournament and the first time he had encountered such an old machine which is almost three times his age Benek with one of the prizes a Pinball News mug In second place was Pawe Kalista whose final score was much smaller then Benek s 52 060 to 72 480 The difference is especially marked because Pawe probably remembers such machines from his youth This tournament had the largest number of competitors of all the side tournaments 68 Each person had one five ball game and all the scores were ranked The CKM Klasyk classic tournament The pairs side tournament was played on Terminator 2 with each half of the team operating one of the flipper buttons The best players in this event were Italians Enrico Giorgio de Stefani and his colleague Cesare Datri who took part in our championships once again Piotrek Heller and the author of this report as a team The Italian winners Enrico and Cesare Enrico Giorgio de Stefani during the main tournament In second place was the Polish duo of Jacek Wenda and Dominik Tkacz who is Mariusz s younger brother All the results can be found here This is a good moment to introduce some of the record number of foreign players who came this year and from a record breaking number of countries Apart from the two Italians there were six from Hungary among them two nice girls four from Sweden and two from Belgium These Belgians were quite Polish because Denis Cuypers used to work in Poland and has a Polish wife while Joel Wozniak has a typical Polish surname the same name as Steve Wozniak who co founded Apple which is little wonder since both his parents are Poles Let s go back to main tournament and a good way to return is with this TV coverage prepared by game channel Hyper ukasz Dziatkiewicz giving an interview for Hyper During the main tournament The best 32 16 from each of the two groups from the 87 players qualified The next three stages were contested in four player groups on three pinballs Each time half of players advanced to next stage so that was 32 to 16 to 8 for the quarter final During the elimination rounds on Demolition Man Marcus Hugosson playing Star Trek The Next Generation Organisers desk and no we didn t any have problem with any spiders We made some changes in semi finals and the final this year First in the semi finals the best player from the first group of the quarter finals played with second in the second group and best from second group played with second from first group This way Konrad Mas owski played against Marcus Hugosson from Sweden who had won Hungarian Pinball Championships less than a month earlier The second battle was between Mariusz and the Italian representative Cesare Datri Both duels were won by Poles 2 0 so Mariusz and Konrad had to fight in the best two out of three games final It started a little after 3 30am This duel had three parts First Konrad had a choice of machine and chose The Addams Family and won Mariusz fought back winning the second game on Terminator 2 which he had chosen So the third and final game would be decisive Twilight Zone was waiting for them The last game of the final Mario again was the better player The winner as a real pinball aficionado decided to take the Rollergames pinball as his prize so Konrad got the MK 4 There was also a fight for the third place which had the same rules as the final and was won by Marcus Hugosson by 2 games to 0 Mario with his wines and copy of Witcher2 with the author of this report from the right The top three Mario s new pinball and me We had the idea to give the contestants as much as we could everyone who paid the entry fee had a chance to win something That s why for a second time a lottery was organised during the championships But this year it was much bigger than before The range of prizes included a number of DVDs of films which were turned into pinball machines such as Indiana Jones Lethal Weapon Twilight Zone The Shadow Some promotional items were once again donated by Stern Pinball and Pinball News and for the very first time Jersey Jack The best gifts from Stern were the translites while the favourites from JJP were the T shirts The top three in the main championship received special trophies based on those created for the earlier tournament held on the Polish Baltic seaside but of course not with shells this time The trophy for first place had an old Atari pinball bumper second contained two regular Williams flippers while the third one had small flipper All has an wooden base with information on plaques and each plate has a different colour gold silver and bronze The three trophies As is traditional the main trophies were sponsored by the magazine Interplay pl and also by the company wiat Pozytywek which means music box world who were co sponsors This company also gave mini music boxes for the best three young pinballers in the Junior side tournament Once again wines were donated by Piotr Butkiewicz who works for the Piwnica Smakow winery During the event the first issue of Pinball Magazine was also promoted with two copies given away in the lottery Thank you very much to Jonathan Joosten the managing editor for this and for agreeing to be our media patron That wasn t the end of the souvenirs and prizes though In addition I would like to mention the T shirts key chains mouse pads and magnets all bearing either our poster or simply the PSF logo Printimus who as always was the sponsor of grand prize and prepared all prints also made very special postcards with the poster design and fake postage stamps and also bookmarks with the main poster image Reverse of the postcards with two pinball postage stamps Printimus also donated some money for other prizes That enabled PSF and I to award special souvenirs and presents to Marcin Krysi ski from Printimus and Daniel Kaczmarek who represented CKM pl who were the main and secondary sponsors of this tournament Marcin and Daniel with some

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    Goldeneye Though not brought to the Pinball Circus the following route or gameroom ready pinball machines were advertised at the event and are still available for sale Also for sale was a coin op counter top which sold within an hour of it first arriving There were two other regular not for sale machines at the back of the room Two more on the back wall Taxi and Big Bang Bar At the front of the room were two banks of games Several modern machines made up the first row Pirates of the Caribbean Family Guy Spider Man Wheel of Fortune and lastly Twilight Zone while Demolition Man and another Police Force formed the second row The primarily modern Stern row The final two games THE VENUE As this was a pinball event the pool tables were covered with blue plastic sheeting and used as tables for pinball flyers food drinks and a playfield for sale as helium filled balloons and streamers floated on the ceiling Free flyers Balloons The entry fee also included food and drink on the Saturday This was laid out so entrants could help themselves Snacks and drinks The hot dog stand There were also plenty of ice cold sodas available from the cool boxes all day on Saturday Drinks on ice in the cool boxes At two hourly intervals from 2pm until 10pm magical disappearing pizzas from Pizza Lucé were delivered Pizza Apart from the opportunity for everyone in attendance to play all the machines socialize and enjoy free food and drink there were many pinball related events held over the two days THE TOURNAMENTS On Saturday there were single ball ToPS tournaments held on modern Stern machines Pirates of the Caribbean Spider Man Family Guy and Wheel of Fortune All these games could be played for free as many times as you liked until the close of the tournaments at midnight The ToPS tournament machines yielded 20 for each winner who were Spider Man John Jundt Pirates of the Caribbean Jim S Wheel of Fortune Jesse Howard Family Guy Jim S Spider Man winner John Family Guy winner Jim There was also a Goose Egg tournament held on the Pirates where players had to keep one hand on their eye Dan Toft was the winner of this one earning himself 20 The pirate err player The winner Dan Toft There were two full tournaments held on Saturday The first was the Survivor Pinball competition which began at its customary time of 6pm and was a single elimination sudden death tournament held on machines drawn at random The sole survivor would win the 100 prize The Survivor Pinball tournament is underway Survivor Pinball winner John Jundt with his 100 prize The second tournament on Saturday was the double elimination Pinball Circus competition which began right after Survivor Pinball and had a 200 top prize Pinball Circus winner Luke Runner up Jim S Winner of the Consolation Bracket Dan Toft Two more competitive events were held

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    Alley which is only two minutes away from Shibamata train station Shibamata High Collar Alley There was a total of four vintage EM pinballs Mustang Gottlieb 1977 Wizard Bally 1974 Jack in the Box Gottlieb 1973 and Twin Win Bally 1971 It cost 100 Yen per 3 ball game The working conditions of all machines were merely acceptable and it was not easy to get replay Anyway it is not an amusement centre and so we should not have too high expectations of it The four EM games at Shibamata High Collar Alley Mustang Wizard Jack in the Box Twin Win Surprisingly I found some pretty Japanese girls who also liked playing the pinballs If I had known Japanese at that time I would have approached them and taught them how to play pinball of course only when my wife was not there o Other than the pinballs there was also a small toy museum on the first floor of Shibamata High Collar Alley However please remember that this museum is only open on Saturday Sunday and Japanese public holidays Entry tickets to the toy museum The museum s entrance Inside the museum After staying there for one and a

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